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Here are some QG links that have been useful to have handy. Last time I updated the list was in July 2010. You can look back a few posts to the July list to find some which for brevity's sake have been omitted here.

Possible "textbook" resources:
Rovelli Upadhya http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9806079 (easy)
Rovelli Gaul http://arxiv.org/abs//gr-qc/9910079 (just relevant parts, short spinfoam section pp 43-46)
Baez handwritten lecture notes on spin networks/foams
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/foam/
Doná Speziale Introductory lectures to loop quantum gravity
http://arXiv.org/abs/1007.0402
Bojowald textbook (to be released) "Canonical GR and applications"
http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/c...=9780521195751
Renate Loll 3-week course at Perimeter, Intro to Quantum Gravity:
http://pirsa.org/index.php?p=speaker&name=Renate_Loll
Baez on spinfoams http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9709052 (see especially pages 1-4 and 33,34)
Lewandowski et al on spinfoams http://arxiv.org/abs/0909.0939

To find out about conferences and workshops, "hyperspace" at the AEI site:
http://hyperspace.aei.mpg.de/category/Conferences/
The Nottingham QG network:
http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/qg/

Some links to conferences etc.
May 23-28, 2011: Loops 11 conference in Madrid
http://www.iem.csic.es/loops11/

June 2009 PlanckScale conference video and slides:
http://www.ift.uni.wroc.pl/~rdurka/p...ndex-video.php
Workshops at Ashtekar's Penn State IGC:
http://www.gravity.psu.edu/events/workshops.shtml
Online International LQG Seminar:
http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/
November 2009 Asymptotic safety conference at Perimeter:
http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/...0_Years_Later/
AsymSafe conference videos:
http://pirsa.org/C09025
February 2010 Oberwolfach workshop on Noncommutative Geometry and LQG ("Loops, Algebras, Spectral Triples"):
http://www.mfo.de/programme/schedule...WR_2010_09.pdf
March 2010, Zakopane QG workshop (QGQG = quantum geometry/gravity):
http://www.fuw.edu.pl/~jpa/qgqg3/
July 2010 Stockholm workshop on the experimental search for QG:
http://th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de/~hossi/ESQG10/
Photos from the first Loops conference, at Marseille 2004:
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/marseille/

Loop papers from 2007-present (currently 500 or more papers) ranked by citation count:
(keywords "spin, foam", "field theory, group", "quantum gravity, loop space", and "quantum cosmology, loop space"):
http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/...tecount%28d%29

Classic online sources.
Review of LQG as of May 2008:
http://relativity.livingreviews.org/...es/lrr-2008-5/
Bianchi Rovelli Vidotto, Towards Spinfoam Cosmology:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.3483
Rovelli April 2010 paper, A new look at loop quantum gravity:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.1780
Rovelli's talk at Strings 2008 Video:
http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1121957?ln=en
Slides: http://indico.cern.ch/getFile.py/acc...s&confId=21917
2003 draft of Rovelli's book online:
http://www.cpt.univ-mrs.fr/%7Erovelli/book.pdf
Rovelli's chapter in Oriti's book:
http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0604045
Penrose circa-1970 papers introducing spin-networks
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/penrose/
Baez notes on spin networks and spinfoams
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/foam/
Weinberg's 6 July 2009 talk, main CERN link:
http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=57283
Weinberg video (historical overview up to minute 58 followed by
no-frills approach to unification in the last 12 minutes):
http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1188567/

Recent progress in Lqg and Gft:
Livine's 17 February 2010 talk, A review of Spinfoams and Group Field Theory:
http://pirsa.org/10020079/
Related paper by Girelli Livine Oriti, 4d Deformed Special Relativity from Group Field Theories:
http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.3475
Bianchi Magliaro Perini Coherent spin-networks
http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.4054
Bianchi Magliaro Perini Spinfoams in holomorphic representation
http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.4550
Bianchi Regoli Rovelli, Face amplitude of spinfoam QG:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.0764
Alesci Rovelli, A regularization of the hamiltonian constraint compatible with the spinfoam dynamics:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.0817
Rovelli Speziale, On the geometry of LQG on a graph:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.2927
Ding Rovelli, Physical boundary Hilbert space and volume operator in the Lorentzian new spin-foam theory:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1006.1294
Geloun Gurau Rivasseau on LQG Spinfoam Group Field Theory
http://arxiv.org/abs/1008.0354
Lewandowski et al Gravity quantized
http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.2445
Bianchi Doná Speziale Polyhedra in LQG (quantum polyhedra as intertwiners)
http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.3402

Thermal time
Rovelli Smerlak, Thermal time and the Tolman-Ehrenfest effect: temperature and the "speed of time":
http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.2985
Connes Rovelli 1994 Thermal time paper
http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9406019
Rovelli 2009 Time essay
http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.3832

Unimodular Gravity
Smolin Unimodular loop quantum gravity and the problems of time
http://arxiv.org/abs/1008.1759
Ellis Murugan van Elst The gravitational effect of the vacuum
http://arxiv.org/abs/1008.1196
Smolin's Abhayfest talk
http://gravity.psu.edu/events/abhayf...lks/Smolin.pdf
Chiou Geiller Unimodular Loop Quantum Cosmology
http://arxiv.org/abs/1007.0735
Smolin The quantization of unimodular gravity and the cosmological constant problem
http://arxiv.org/abs/0904.4841
Bianchi Rovelli Why all these prejudices against a constant? (contrasting viewpoint)
http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.3966

Selected longshots:
Julian Barbour Conformal superspace: configuration space of GR
http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.3559
Matilde Marcolli et al, Spin Foams and Noncommutative Geometry:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.1057
Kirill Krasnov Deformations of General Relativity:
http://pirsa.org/10050002/
Lisi Smolin Speziale, Unification of gravity, gauge fields, and Higgs bosons:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.4866
Vincent Rivasseau at the 2009 Perimeter AsymSafe conference:
http://pirsa.org/09110049/
Ted Jacobson at the 2009 Perimeter HorGrav conference:
http://pirsa.org/09110066/
Ted Jacobson Thermodynamics of Spacetime: The Einstein Equation of State:
http://arXiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9504004
Ted Jacobson Introduction to Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and the Hawking Effect:
http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0308048
Erik Verlinde On the Origin of Gravity and the Laws of Newton:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.0785
Lee Smolin, Newtonian gravity in loop quantum gravity:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.3668
Modesto Randono Entropic corrections to Newton's law
http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.1998
Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman, Note on gravity, entropy, and BF topological field theory:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.1035
Easson Frampton Smoot, Entropic Accelerating Universe:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.4278
Chamseddine Connes, Noncommutative Geometry as a Framework for Unification of all Fundamental Interactions including Gravity. Part I:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.0464
Smolin and Unger presentation at Laws of Nature workshop{ http://pirsa.org/C10001 }:
http://pirsa.org/10050053/

A list of QG researchers worldwide, mostly LQG but some other:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ty_researchers
Francesca's LQG world map:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...e6c50e&t=h&z=0

Selected outreach links from IGC (Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos) with a section of recent (2006-2010) popular articles:
http://gravity.psu.edu/outreach/index.shtml

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